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iOS 12.1 code points towards Face ID for new iPad Pro

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Code found within Apple’s fist update for iOS 12 suggests that its forthcoming iPad Pro update will support Face ID and that it will work in landscape mode.

Developer Steve Troughton–Smith, known for revealing Apple’s plans ahead of schedule, says he’s discovered that the company is planning to offer the smart security feature in its new tablet. Until now, it’s only been available on the iPhone X and the newly launched iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

Troughton–Smith says there are references to Face ID working in landscape mode, scotching rumours that the tool would only work when the tablet is held in portrait. That’s a major plus, as the larger iPad Pro is rarely used that way.

He also says that there is talk of the iPad Pro being connected to an external display, which seems to back up talk of it featuring a USB–C connector. That would be a first for Apple.

Apple is expected to launch its new, redesigned iPad Pro with Face ID in the next few weeks. The inclusion of the tech means that it will not feature a home button, a first for an iPad.

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